Original Date: 10/14/1988
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Off-line Programming of Coordinate Measuring Machine
Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. (BHTI) can currently create coordinate measurement machine (CMM) inspection programs by downloading CAD data to a diskette and putting it into the Zeiss CMM to create automated inspection programs. This improves accuracy and throughput over previous manual inspection systems.
The CMM is currently used to scan rotor blades for helicopters. In a probe pass the system will measure twist, contour, pitching moments and other engineering data. The current CMM output method is a paper report. This data is available in several formats to allow for acceptance and balancing of the part and for adjustments to the manufacturing process. The working envelope is 9300mm x 1200mm x 2000mm.
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